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Sprucing Up The Garden With Artificial Outdoor Plants

Posted by Chris Channing on November 20, 2009

The shift to artificial gardens is slowly coming about more prominently. After all, the time required to run a full-scale garden is just out of the question for households tied down with more important things to handle. In addition, required maintenance and expenses won’t be as threatening to gardeners as real plants and flowers.

Weathering was once a very real problem to outdoor plants, which made them largely unpopular just decades ago. Forces such as ultraviolet light from the Sun would fade the leaves and stems of flowers and plants, rendering them an eyesore. Today artificial outdoor plants are made with special materials that resist UV light, as well as the forces of wind and rain.

What really irks gardeners in temperate or cool climates is that they will be limited in what they can grow. You won’t see many tropical flowers in Iowa, unless of course they are artificial. Of course, perhaps a tropical flower in the dead of Winter would seem out of place, but the fact remains that artificial flowers are the only choice for keeping a garden safe in any climate you may reside in.

Memories of an early Christmas with fake trees probably bring up ill feelings towards the “feel” of artificial plants fashioned as trees. Technologies have progressed greatly, and getting a realistic-feeling tree in full size is a very real possibility. T end result is a stunning-looking tree in its prime that is leaps and bounds ahead of the realism of the fabled artificial Christmas tree. Your biggest concern in artificial plant and tree maintenance is keeping the plants away from harm.

A family with young kids, as parents know, is apt to produce accidents often enough. And while artificial trees may be impervious to most weathering and bug problems, just the right amount of force can easily uproot them or damage them. They are best place in areas where they can be admired, yet also stay out of the way of potential harm. There is a gray area in choosing to use artificial plants in your garden- you don’t have to pick between one or the other. Instead mix the artificial plants with real flowers and trees so that you get the “real” feel, but have reduced your workload and expenses by a large amount. You also get the good feeling of accomplishing something in the process, as you are still maintaining part of the garden in your spare time.

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